Do Springtails Travel

Asked March 1, 2016, 6:01 PM EST

I was going to give my daughter a couch from my house that probably has some springtails on it. If I do will she get an infestation of springtails in her house? Thank you, Joan

Middlesex County Massachusetts

1 Response

Hi,

As far as I know springtails only live outside in moist organic conditions. I would send in some of the insects to be identified by the UConn Home & Garden Education Center. Call them at (877) 486-6271 to find out the best way to send them in and the address to send them to. I wonder if what you are finding is fleas?